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June 23, 2017 – Matthew 10:32-36; 11:1

Matthew 10:32-36; 11:1 Glory be to Jesus Christ! Last summer, while on vacation I met a seminarian at a local parish where I concelebrated Sunday Eucharist. This young man was a couple years into his philosophy studies and was spending the summer at this parish, getting some hands on experience before heading back to seminary […]

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June 22 – Matthew 10:23–31

Matthew 10:23–31 Glory be to Jesus Christ! Have you ever expressed to another—whether it be spouse, child, parent, friend, or stranger—that you love the Lord, and that you are coming to know deeper, day by day, how much the Lord loves you? That there is only one true God and no other? That salvation is […]

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June 21, 2017 – Matthew 10:16-22

Matthew 10:16-22 Glory be to Jesus Christ! Imagine being called to jury duty and sitting in the courtroom to hear the proceedings of an important trial. The two sides proceed with their opening introductions and the first witness is called forth. The witness takes the stand and immediately begins telling a story, but not one […]

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June 20, 2017 – Matthew 10:9-15

Matthew 10:9-15 Glory be to Jesus Christ! I remember my first backpacking trip very distinctly. A group of friends of mine from work had decided to go on a backpacking adventure in Jasper for a weekend. We didn’t really have any previous experience and so were confused as to what exactly to pack and how […]

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June 19, 2017 – Matthew 9:36-10:8

Matthew 9:36-10:8 Glory be to Jesus Christ! Today’s gospel is about evangelization, about mission, about spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. This is something that many Christians today take as seriously as the apostles who Jesus appointed, and rightly so: Jesus commands us in the last verses of Matthew’s Gospel to preach the good […]

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June 18, 2017 – Matthew 4:18-23

Matthew 4:18-23 Glory be to Jesus Christ! In today’s Gospel we read about the vocation of four fishermen who by answering Jesus’ invitation to follow Him changed the world. It is with these four simple, hardworking men Jesus, the Incarnate Word of God, begins his earthly ministry which will crown with redemption of the whole […]

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His Beatitude Lubomyr Cardinal Husar Dies Aged 84

Kyiv, Ukraine – On May 31, 2017, at 18:30 after a serious illness His Beatitude Lubomyr (Husar), Archbishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Church died at the age of 85. January 26, 2001 – February 10, 2011 he served as a Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, […]

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Breathing Through Both Lungs

by Brent Kostyniuk On numerous occasions, St. John Paul II exhorted all Catholics, and indeed all Christians, to appreciate that the Church had to breathe through both lungs—East and West. The message was so important to him that the Pontiff issued the Apostolic Letter Orientale Lumen [The Light of the East]. With a sense of […]

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A Personal Invite

Glory be to Jesus Christ! Brothers and sisters, I have been enjoying very much our daily (or semi-daily) reflections together at Musings with Fr. Mike. I have found the experience of reflecting on and writing about the daily lectionary readings beneficial and enriching for my own walk with the Lord. I pray these meditations on […]

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The Risen Christ

by Brent Kostyniuk When our daughter Victoria was quite young, one of her favourite Bible stories was that of Jesus roasting fish by the shore of a lake and calling Peter over to join him. It remains one of my favourite images of the Risen Christ. It is a very comforting image. Jesus has returned […]

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